142 posts • joined Tuesday 3rd January 2012 09:49 GMT
This is fucking good actually
I love my meat, and there's no way I'm giving it up, so it'll be a big fucking weight off my mind if the nerds perfect this process and start churning out unconscious meaty products. Like a lot of people reaching middle age, the extremely faint yet undeniably possible threat of post-mortem judgement has, in the past, made me think of going veggie. I simply doubt that any super-intelligent deity would suck on my crass protestations that 'they're just animals', or that 'they like being farmed, it's been thousands of years etc etc'. So instead I've just had to come to terms with the fact that farming meat is evil, I'm gonna eat it regardless, so I'm evil. With this little advancement I can die easy.
Taking the piss again
Apple will have to start reining in this type of arrogant shit. Joe Public is not as enamoured as they once were in the iphone heyday, and people who follow the tech news tend to really dislike them. They've had their wild youth, now it's time to grow up a bit before a significant backlash kicks off.
Re: What tha'...?
I suppose he needs to perform the occasional token pushback, or it'd be all too obvious he's a puppet
I'm not seeing what AT&T is up to by demanding investment incentives from the public sector. Google are presumably making no such demands, and I am 100% certain that nobody gives a flaming shit whether or not AT&T enter the market.
It just seems that these shitty companies have a pathological need to lay a fresh turd into the centre of any new deal - even when it's apparently directly to the detriment of the business plan.
Osama ran for 7 years before they got him
7 years indeed. Then conveniently shot in the face, and even more conveniently 'buried at sea' the next morning. Sorry, we're just not that stupid.
Re: Always on gaming, are these guys allowing for ANY BREAK IN THE CONNECTION?
I'm not sure we need to provide a detailed defence. The reality is that always-on is a highly offensive anti-consumer cash-grab, which nobody with an ounce of sense will accept. The only threat is the potential size of the 'pleb market' that have no knowledge/concern about these issues and will give these shitty companies money regardless. Unfortunately, I believe that market to be extremely large. So do the decision makers at MS, EA etc, clearly.
Re: Anotherone looking for a new ISP
Virgin are fine as long as you can live with the 75% speed reduction as soon as you start actually using the line. The high speeds are just marketing bullshit that only holds if you're a light user and live alone.
US & China - similar much?
For all the bullshit and the quite unique styles, the US and China have become very similar in recent times. Media orchestration, money > people, absurd delusions of grandeur, massive corruption, and of course, ludicrous amounts of surveillance and propaganda targeting their own citizens. The Chinese have even begun exploring space. They'll be telling us they're a "land of the free" next, as they monitor every communication, run jails as a private industry, and hound journalists that dare speak against the regime. If these two former polar opposites can find so much common ground, perhaps the "one world government" Bush snr was so obsessed with might actually be possible.
I don't give a shit anymore...
...and I don't think many other people do either. This kind of stenching corruption will only continue to distance the people from their governments. Does the US government think it can drop all pretence that it's anything other than a 'serf control agency' to keep the cattle penned in? I think we might be airing out the guillotine soon, unless the 1% think they can stop hundreds of millions of very angry people with the force of their primate superiority alone.
slow video has nothing to do with latency
It has more to do with ISPs like VM using Akamai caching on Youtube videos to reduce their requirement for investment in network capacity at the expense of user experience.
Re: Pay for my own device, and have them lock it down?? - Quite agree
They try to 'confiscate' my stuff, I'll 'confiscate' their teeth.
This is about circumventing the uptake problem. If Windows 8 had been a success, Microsoft would have taken a successful step toward the walled garden 30%-of-all-apps profit utopia. They're looking at using Windows versions as a loss-leader so they can wrestle total control over the platform of the day and reap the ultra-profitable, user-screwing benefits. They ain't so smart.
re: Wrong Bush
You actually think it makes a difference?
why haven't they found us and made contact yet?
What would they need to do to "make contact"? For instance, what if missiles were launched against them whenever they were detected in the atmosphere? What if they could cruise over Washington on two consecutive Saturday nights in full view of everybody and still be ignored because humans are fucking idiots?
Basically, even if they landed on the White House lawn and forced TV channels to cover it globally, there'd suddenly be an explosion or power cut, then endless news stories about a 'terrorist attack'. Those that acknowledged the blatant alien landing would be ridiculed as heretics. End of story and back to vacuous rumination over "are we alone?".
Where's that fucking comet - it's been 65 million years already...
I know these Fed guys are super rich & powerful, but using the ISS as a webserver? That's just taking the piss.
Re: Shamsung stores
I was about to slap you for being a shill, but that article shows some pretty blatant shammery. Shamsung indeed.
Re: Windoze fanbois
The number of fanbois a company has is directly proportional to their astroturfing spend. And my god, there's clearly been some spend today.
Re: I'm not sure why El Reg is on a vendetta against Kim Dotcom
....or any article by Andrew Orlowski. Laugh out loud stuff.
Re: I'm not sure why El Reg is on a vendetta against Kim Dotcom
El Reg is a propaganda outlet, unfortunately. Search for any story on Julian Assange, for instance, and soak up the idiotic US-style hyperbole.
Re: I am in some ways ashamed to be part of this so called intelligent race..
Sadly it seems that intelligence is not the problem. We allow ourselves to be ruled by crooks because we're cowards. Say anything out of place and you're some kind of -ist. (shudder)
Better to tow the line, keep your head down and allow ANY twisted shit to go on unchallenged. This is the true face of humanity.
Re: Dotcom is an utter cock
You yanks really need some more skilled propaganda people. This is the same weak garbage you wheeled out against Assange. I guess we can expect some random sex offence allegation to materalise against Dotcom soon too. Pathetic.
Re: 2020AD our future
Something tells me the guillotine will see the light of day once more before all this comes to fruition. At least, I damn well hope so.
No country is worse than the USA
> No I thought not at least be honest and admit you are doing this because you dont like them.
Don't like them because they intend to start a war with them so a few rich guys can keep that wartime profit machine rolling beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. All mention or speculation of this will be censored from US media of course.
No country is currently more dangerous and corrupt than the USA. An evil empire indeed.
You have about as much say as Sauron's minions in policy creation.
Re: WoW could have been eternal
It's a simple as the fact that years ago I could log on and play an actual game. When doing a quest and approaching a group of mobs I had to think about how to avoid pulling too many, for instance. These days no thought is required - in PvE your toon is an indestructible demigod, which renders the experience pointless. Dungeons also no longer require any thought - all those CC abilities, for example, just sit there redundant now that the bad guys universally drop like flies in seconds.
There's really nothing more to the death of WoW than this. If you can play in a coma, it's not a game any more, and its fate is sealed.
WoW could have been eternal
WoW could have gone on for a very very long time, but it's being taken apart as we speak. In trying to widen the audience, the "failed sports so did business" decision-makers have decided to remove all challenge from the experience. What they fail to realise is that a game with no challenge isn't a game at all. What's been happening over the last couple of years is an audience transition. The once massive gamer userbase has been all but swapped out for a userbase consisting entirely of fickle kids and other "casuals". As soon as they lose interest in favour of the next fad, WoW is done.
It's a massive shame too. WoW was really something special once. Nothing like pathetic human greed to destroy all things good.
what a pile of fucking garbage
Jesus fucking Christ. You need some higher quality astroturf - these shills can't even spell.
another shitty black & white image?
Why are the most interesting images always in ultra-shit quality and black & white? I was looking at a hi-res full colour vistas the other day - why can't they give us a shot from *that* camera?
Any social, economic, and/or political system must be a blend of the two to survive
We need corruption to survive? I really think not. In fact, if we don't collectively grow up and do something about the recent explosion in western corruption, climate problems and wars are going to very directly threaten our survival.
If we dont, our grandchildren are going to regard us as absolutely pathetic, servile little morons for allowing our former democracies to be completely usurped by the criminal element. "B b b b but it was different then..... you don't understand what it was like" is all we'll have to say for ourselves. Sound familiar?
If you listen to these US "conservative republicans" it becomes immediately obvious that politics is irrelevant - it's simply used as a platform for corporate shills. Many would argue that a vote for either party is meaningless in the US financial oligarchy, but a vote for the "conservative" camp in the US is definitely nothing more than an approval of more corporate power at your personal expense as a citizen.
In other words - don't be a fucking idiot. It couldn't be more obvious that 95% of republicans are on the take and have absolutely no interest in social politics unless there's money in it. If you can't see this, there is something very wrong with you.
This isn't a US board
Remember that the average IQ here is a little higher than the US standard 6. Infantile, transparent shillery just makes your company/cause look even more dishonest and idiotic than it already did. Grow up and give it a bloody rest for Christ's sake.
> How can you be a traitor to a country to which you owe no allegiance?
Yes, and Oscar Schindler was a "traitor" to his country too I guess. There is a limit to which scum can use idiotic trigger words to corral the craven. That limit is the US border.
I blame Ofcom
VM's advertise-high-speeds-then-cap-after-10-minutes business model would not be possible were there an effective regulator to answer to. ISPs have been getting away with brazen scams for years now at absolutely no consequence. The only time we even hear of Ofcom is when there's radio spectrum to auction. This pikey little quango needs to be dismantled and retrospectively investigated before we'll see common decency in the comms industry.
The Wikileaks comments were pathetic and disgraceful. A massive black mark for Parnell, and sadly yet another for the once-great Register.
Re: Be careful what you wish for
This is bloody true actually. Imagine a computer that simply answered your kids' questions about Santa with a flat "No", or labelled your favourite religion a "simplistic control scam". Or reminded you that political corruption and conspiracy is very, very far from "haha impossible" and that your generation will be regarded as morons for believing this for the next 1000 years.
Yeah, truth has limited use to humans. We tend to favour comfort.
Re: Copyright nightmare.
I have a useful suggestion: "fuck it" and concern yourself with something that actually matters.
Re: "meritocratic democracy"
> Basically you think it's your party and you want to play with the biggest toys and don't see that the rest of the world is getting fed up with that.
B-b-b-b-but it's manifest destiny!
>company that seems determined to run itself full-speed into the ground.
Sadly this appears to actually be the case. Remember "resistive touchscreens are better" with the N7? It actually became a legitimate party-piece to show off just how shit the N7's "better" screen was. If I were looking for a saboteur, I'd start by looking for the plank that made that decision.
Yes I suspect Assange is crying into his pillow about the 200K as we speak. It's not as if he's in mortal danger or anything. He's probably also giving a lot of thought to his gas bill.
"Man up" by handing himself over to US lapdogs and soon after "committing suicide"? That doesn't seem like a very manly thing to do.
It's Sweden that needs to "man up". Many people including myself have been absolutely disgusted by their craven, complicit actions in this matter.
Re: You've been decoyed!
Indeed. This board is crawling with fakes. The Reg and others will have to start doing something about shills and astroturfing, or their boards will become nothing more than idiotic matketing and propaganda platforms.
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